Uneven borders: citizenship, mobility and inequality

Leading researcher: Ines Hasselberg
Research group: Circulation and Place-Making
Type of project: Post-doctoral research
Status: Concluded
Keywords: Border control | Citizenship | Deportation | Portugal

Main institution: CRIA
Participant institutions: n.a.
Funding: FCT
Reference: SFRH/BPD/118075/2016
Starting date: 01-03-17

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Taking deportation as a process that begins far before a migrant is forcibly removed from one country to another, this research project will examine practices of border control in Portugal. Through a combination of ethnographic methods, it will examine the socio-legal processes producing deportable migrants in Portugal; what forms of migrant surveillance are exercised to enforce border control and; how deportability is experienced by foreign-nationals. Focusing on state policies towards foreign-nationals, and how they are publicly conceptualized is of importance, in particular in the context of a EU security agenda where third-country citizens are increasingly conceptualized as risk, despite the open borders policies that EU citizens may enjoy. Through the analysis of the Portuguese case study, this project is intended as a contribution to a better understanding of migration control and enforcement, perceptions of justice and practices of citizenship. It will seek a dialogue with migration studies, border criminologies and the anthropology of security. It is a study about power relationships, exclusion and justice, where matters of gender, race and identity are present throughout.

Researchers from CRIA

IDNamePositionProjTitleProject typeStatus
pub102*Manuela Ivone CunhaSupervisorproj315*Uneven borders: citizenship, mobility and inequalityPost-doctoral researchConcluded
pub368*Ines HasselbergResearch scholarproj315*Uneven borders: citizenship, mobility and inequalityPost-doctoral researchConcluded
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